Thursday, August 31, 2006

16GB Flash Drives

I would guess that with the cute little USB flash drives coming that can hold 16GB's of information, that all smaller drives are going to come down in price.
No telling how much these larger drives will cost, but they are so cute!!!!
Toshiba 16GB drive

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Download of the Day

The OpenBook Firefox extension lets you tweak the default bookmarks, giving you more control over the specifics of your bookmarks. You can also give your favorite web sites a one or two letter keyword.

Here is the article on this extension . If you want to download it, go to OpenBook.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

What's your BMI?

Doctors check your body size by measuring your weight and height. This calculation is known as the body mass index (BMI). Research has shown that people within a certain range of body size tend to live the longest and enjoy the best health. You can check whether you have a healthy weight for your height using the body mass index calculator.

Yes, I can safely say I am now in the "healthy" weight range!

IMPORTANT: Please note that BMI is not as accurate if you are an athlete or very muscled (muscle weighs more than fat), as it can push you into a higher BMI category despite having a healthy level of body fat. It is also not accurate for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or people who are frail. The BMI Calculator is only one guide about your overall health. Waist measurement, body fat level, blood pressure, cholesterol, physical activity, not smoking and the healthiness of your diet are also important. You need to get the whole picture.

Monday, August 28, 2006

AOL = BAD

Stop Using It = GOOD
The only support I will do for AOL users is to UNINSTALL it.

StopBadware.org has more information.


UPDATE

StopBadware.org had more information on BAD AOL, but now that they have partnered up with AOL, they have since removed the article. However, they do have good info on other badware out there. Read on...

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Farmers Market

If and when I have a Sunday morning free, I head on over to the local Farmers Market. Sure, there are other times and places I could go, but it seems like a Sunday morning thing to do, don't you think?

Tomatoes are in season and are the best at the local market.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Very Cool

PipeDream is a very cool 3.5-minute animation that's great fun to watch (and you probably won't believe it's an animation)

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Day Off

Nice to have a day off. And since the weather is spectacular, I get to go enjoy a round of golf with my regular foursome. Haven't played very well lately and that is simply due to all work and no play has made me dull.



Friday, August 18, 2006

Why pay for long distance when there is Google Talk?

I have been using Google Talk for months now. It allows me to talk with sisters (and we know how sisters love to talk) for free. What would otherwise cost me major dollars to catch up on the latest family gossip, costs me nada. Sure, it's not a perfect solution, since we find that it craps out from time to time and we do have to "dial" back in to relieve feed back noises, but that is sort of what I expect for the (free) price.

Google Talk has just added some more features, like file transfer, which is pretty cool for sending picture files or documents. And if my sister(s) aren't online, I can leave them a voicemail to let them know what the other sisters said or did. (I have 5 sisters, so there is always a drama waiting to be shared)

Check it out at:
Google Talk

C/Net News

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Welcome to ibannieb's BLOG

I will keep you posted on the newest technology, tips & tricks, computer safety and pretty much anything else I find interesting.